By Paul Reitter
Bambi's Jewish Roots brings jointly the simplest of Reitter's essayistic paintings, exploring the lives of famous figures and revealing remarkable new views. those comprise how Felix Salten's Zionist commitments happen themselves in his most famed paintings, the unconventional Bambi; what Gershom Scholem's diaries let us know approximately his improvement as a philosopher and individual; why German-Jewish writers hated Stefan Zweig so passionately; the place myth-busting books approximately Franz Kafka have indulged in myth-building; how Freud's Moses and Monotheism deals a concept of Jewish self-hatred greater than an evidence of anti-Semitism; and why Heinrich Heine felt aburning have to distance himself from his fellow liberal Jewish critic Ludwig Börne.
The works amassed the following, lots of which have been initially released in boards reminiscent of the long island evaluate of Books, London evaluate of Books, the Times Literary Supplement, The Nation, Harper's Magazine, and the Jewish evaluate of Books, have earned Reitter his recognition as a witty, erudite, and deeply illuminating critic.
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